Common neck pain conditions we treat at our Camberwell clinic
Neck pain is a common complaint from clients who visit our Camberwell osteopathy clinic. The conditions range from wry neck, where you may experience stiffness, limited movement, pain and muscle spasms, to whiplash generally caused from some form of trauma such as a car or motorbike accident. Facet joint sprains are common with active clients who cycle long distances or participate in tackling sports such as football. Clients of all ages are increasingly presenting with ‘text neck’, a repetitive stress injury caused by frequent poor posture and a forward/downward head position, common when using laptops and mobile phones. For older clients, wear and tear of the facet joints contributes to cervical osteoarthritis, which can be a source of neck pain and stiffness. Various forms of neck injury can also be accompanied by dizziness or cervical vertigo, conditions which can be treated at our Camberwell clinic.
Our approach to treating and relieving your stiff neck pain?
As with all conditions, we take very personalised approach to treatment. Our first task is to conduct a physical assessment to determine exactly what is causing your neck pain. Osteopathy is a gentle, hands on treatment for neck pain. Osteopathy uses a variety of techniques to settle inflammation, restore blood flow and encourage movement back into the joints. We will match the pressure of massage and muscle manipulation to your pain tolerance. Our aim is to get you back on the road to recovery, enjoying the activities you love doing without discomfort. Together we’ll look at your lifestyle factors and identify the potential activities or triggers for your neck pain and work out a comprehensive recovery plan, including appropriate neck exercises you can do at home in between osteopathy appointments.